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Epidemiol Serv Saude. 2017 Jul-Sep;26(3):605-616. doi: 10.5123/S1679-49742017000300017.

Characteristics of the National Adolescent School-based Health Survey - PeNSE, Brazil.

[Article in English, Portuguese; Abstract available in Portuguese from the publisher]

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1
Universidade São Paulo, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Saúde Pública, São Paulo-SP, Brasil.
2
Ministério da Saúde, Secretaria de Vigilância em Saúde, Brasília-DF, Brasil.
3
Fundação Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística, Diretoria de Pesquisas, Rio de Janeiro- RJ, Brasil.
4
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Departamento de Enfermagem Materno-Infantil e Saúde Pública, Belo Horizonte-MG, Brasil.

Abstract

in English, Portuguese, Spanish

The National Adolescent School-based Health Survey (PeNSE) is a survey conducted with students from public and private schools, performed in a partnership between the Ministry of Health and the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, with support of the Ministry of Education. PeNSE is part of the Brazilian Surveillance of Risk and Protective Factors for Chronic Diseases. Three editions were held, with triennial periodicity (2009, 2012 and 2015), which included samples composed of 9th grade students. In 2015, a sample of 13 to 17 years old students was added, making PeNSE comparable to international surveys. Throughout the three editions, the sample has increased, in size and scope, and the questionnaire has changed. In addition to the risk and protective factors for chronic diseases, the survey covers other topics, such as sexual behavior and violence. PeNSE provides essential information to support public policies aimed at Brazilian adolescents.

PMID:
28977184
DOI:
10.5123/S1679-49742017000300017
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